Head band Tutorial

comments (4) July 3rd, 2009     

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1. Cut out one 13 x 13 square from the fabric. Cut that square fabric in half diagonally, then cut a 4 wide bias.(This piece is to cover the head band)
2. Cut the scarves. Using the rest of the fabric, fold in half length wise and cut 2 3/4 wide x 15 long strips (you should have 4 pieces). Cut the ends off of one side at a 45 degree angle. Ill call the angle end, the bottom.
3. Leaving the top of the strip open, sew the other three sides together.
4. Cut the bottom corner to have a clean fininsh. Then, turn the strip inside out and iron.
5. Using Gem-tac glue from Beacon, cover the headband with bias fabric. Put the glue on the inside of the headband only. Since the fabric is cut in bias, you should be able to stretch and pull the fabric to fit onto the the headband better. It is kind of tricky, it needs to go on smooth, no wrinkles. (Good luck!)Then, using the fabric glue, attach the ribbon to hide the seams.
6. Cut the excess (1/2 below the plastic ends).
7. Make three pleats on the edges of the scarfs, then sew them onto the edges of the headband.
8.Cut 2 1 x 2 ractangles. Fold them in half and fold them again.
9. Use the strips you created in step 8 to hide where the headband and the scarf were sewn together.
Enjoy! It is ready to be worn.

It all started when I found a headband at the dollar store. Well, I didn't care for the gigantic fake gemstones but I saw the potential. I tore off the covering to to work with the plain headband.

You will need:
. One plastic headband.

. Little more then 1/3 yd of your favorite fabric (13"x 28"to be percise, but if you want to make your scarfs wider and longer, you might need more).

. Two kinds of glue.

. Ribbon the length of the inside of the headband.

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Comments (4)

Loraley writes: In case anyone is still having issues with the instructions, you simply click on each image in turn. The instructions go with the pictures to help you understand them better. It took me a minute to figure it out, but it works really well. Great tutorial!
Posted: 8:59 am on September 12th
ibs102 writes: Please could you post the remaining instructions!? I saw the start of this and bought material before realising the next steps were missing! It's so lovely and I really want to make one!
Posted: 10:58 am on September 27th
fairyunique writes: The directions stop at ribbon the length of the inside of the headband. Where can I find the rest of the directions? Many thanks.
Posted: 2:54 pm on August 26th
quilter19 writes: I love the fabric in this project! What a fun way to make a unique accessory- no one else will have one like mine!
Posted: 12:00 am on July 21st
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